Datalogics has just released a new e-reader app called Bookvia. The iOS program employs the Sony DRM system that was released in 2014. The intention behind Bookvia is to provide a wakeup call to the digital publishing industry and hopefully get some of them to use the Sony DRM system as an alternative to digital watermarks and Adobe DRM.
The Sony eBook encryption system is very appealing for digital publishers and e-reader manufacturers. The SDK that Sony provides is currently compatible with Android, iOS or Windows. It also can be integrated directly into any e-reader on the market. The key selling points of the Sony DRM are; to make eBook rentals viable, to lend an eBook to a friend easier, to define a clear path of ownership, pay per chapter support, EPUB 2 and 3 support and the ability to resell a book.
“We are very pleased to announce the launch of the Bookvia app,” said Ching Yue, Product Manager for eBook technologies at Datalogics. “This year has been dedicated to developing new and innovative solutions for our eBook customers. Being able to offer Bookvia, with the Sony DADC URMS integration, is a significant step forward in providing a complete solution to customers who want to adopt the URMS ecosystem for their eBook distribution channel.”
Datalogics is uniquely qualified to support deployments of URMS with the Bookvia reading app and rapidly bring this new model for digital rights to market. “We see the partnership with Datalogics as an important collaboration in our ability to provide new and complete technologies at a time the eBook market demands more creative content and more adaptive business models,” comments Wolfgang Fuchs, VP Business Development & Sales Publishing, Sony DADC.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.